Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Starbucks light frappuccinos = summer

As the sun finally starts shining in my neck of the woods, I'm once again reminded of my dear dear friend of last summer. The Starbucks light frappuccino. Seriously sinful and low on points. Plus, there's new flavours to try this year.

If you're hankering for a frosty treat, get thee to your local Starbucks. A tall mocha light is only two points. Ask for it double-blended for an extra-creamy treat. Want to try other flavours? Be sure to check Starbuck's nutrition calculator before you go because not all light fraps are created equal.

Update: To the anonymous poster who said the above points value for the tall mocha frap light is wrong, I kindly suggest recalculating because it's most definitely 2 points. The NI for one is 110 calories, 1g fat, and 2g fibre. Note, that it's just 1g fat and not 10g fat. There's 10 calories from fat, but not 10 grams of it.

I used all three calculators available to me (the online calculator, my paper calculator, and my handheld calculator) to triple check the points value. I also looked up the points value using Weight Watcher's online database. All four methods yielded the same results: a tall mocha frap is 2 points.

I know it's too good to be true, but it is :)

11 comments:

Katschi said...

First of all, your transformation is so inspiring. You must feel so good and proud of all the hard work you've put in to make this happen!
I'm going to treat myself to one of these fraps this week...I had no idea they were so low in pts.
thanks for the tip.

Irish Mom said...

Wow, what amazing changes you have made!! Awesome job!!

I might have to try one of those drinks, for 2 pounts its worth a shot!!

Sonya said...

yummy...I must get my buttock to starbucks now!

Irene said...

mmmmmmmmmm that looks so refreshing.

Sunny Days said...

I love frappuccinos...I gotta get one !
thanks for the tip!

amma15 said...

I don't know...they still make me feel guiltly considering they're still full of sugar-even the lite ones!

Life At 40 said...

I love starbucks but have to travel like 50 miles one way just to get to the nearest one :-(

Anonymous said...

I had the Chocolate Chip Mint Light Frap today.
All I can say is YUMMMMYYY!

Katschi said...

I was daring today and bought one of these luscious treats! Yum!
I left you something on my blog today...I hope you like it.

Anonymous said...

I figured out the NI on the Tall Mocha Light Frap and it was 3pts,not 2!!

Anonymous said...

i went to the starbucks website and figured the grande light mocha frap to be 2 pt. based on 140 cal, 1 g fat, 3 g of fiber.

what makes up the fiber in a frap anyway?